Workforce Development

New Labor Bill Aims to Ease Workforce Shortages

Filed in Workforce Development by on August 9, 2021 3 Comments
New Labor Bill Aims to Ease Workforce Shortages

Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has re-introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry by establishing a market-driven visa system to help employers find more laborers.

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How to Tackle Your Labor Needs with Temporary Worker Programs

Filed in Workforce Development by on July 21, 2021 0 Comments
How to Tackle Your Labor Needs with Temporary Worker Programs

As the construction industry continues to grapple with labor shortages, NAHB will host a webinar on Aug. 4 to provide insight on navigating the complex world of U.S. immigration law to help meet your labor needs.

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Wisconsin Builders Break Ground on Workforce Center

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Wisconsin Builders Break Ground on Workforce Center

The Madison Area Builders Association participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility to train the next generation of construction industry professionals.

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Join NAHB this Summer for Webinars on Wednesdays

Join NAHB this Summer for Webinars on Wednesdays

NAHB Education hosts webinars on Wednesdays for members covering a wide range of important issues. This summer, hot topics like the labor shortage in construction, high-performance remodeling and much more will be covered.

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How You Can Help Solve the Workforce Shortage

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on July 6, 2021 2 Comments
How You Can Help Solve the Workforce Shortage

NAHB Associates invite you to join Chairman Chuck Fowke on Tuesday, July 13, at 2 p.m. ET, for a shop talk discussion on successful initiatives to address the industry’s workforce shortage.

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NAHB Leaders Celebrate All-Female Built Home in Utah

NAHB Leaders Celebrate All-Female Built Home in Utah

The Utah chapter of NAHB’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council welcomed NAHB leadership to a special June 4 ceremony celebrating “The House That SHE Built” during the Utah Valley HBA’s annual Parade of Homes event.

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Median Age of Construction Worker In Line with National Average

Filed in Economics, Workforce Development by on May 26, 2021 1 Comment
Median Age of Construction Worker In Line with National Average

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent 2019 American Community Survey data, the median age of a construction worker is 41 — the same as the national average.

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Iowa Careers Event Builds Excitement for the Skilled Trades

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on April 26, 2021 1 Comment
Iowa Careers Event Builds Excitement for the Skilled Trades

Students in Iowa recently participated in Build My Future, a construction career day and industry showcase. The event, hosted by Iowa Skilled Trades, included more than 65 hands-on demonstrations. Students from more than 75 schools in the state were invited to participate.

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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Workforce Development by on April 21, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed, the fate of the filibuster, immigration and a possible expansion of the Supreme Court.

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Bringing Housing Home: Rising Lumber Prices Tops the Agenda

Bringing Housing Home: Rising Lumber Prices Tops the Agenda

Bringing Housing Home®, the premier grassroots event of the year, will take place during the week of May 3. Every NAHB member is encouraged to meet with U.S. representatives and senators in their home districts.

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